Sony Withdrawing Clie PDA Line

Gizmodo reports that Sony are pulling their Clie PDAs from the US market. (Jupiter analyst Michael Gartenberg has provided an analysis of the move.)

Ouch. The Clies are the best PalmOS devices available, besides those from PalmOne itself. Gizmodo speculates that this has more to do with Sony than with PalmOS (they see it as a tactical move to clear the decks for the upcoming launch of the PlayStation Portable), but either way it’s a big loss for the PalmOS market.